Tag: POC

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Cabinet Ministers call for league tables to consider diversity

Cabinet Ministers David Limington MP and Chris Skidmore MP have called on universities to address their ethnic disparities or face negative consequences within league table standings. Speaking on the failings of universities to tackle a lack of diversity in the student body, Universities Minister Skidmore said ‘It cannot be right that ethnic minority students are…

Features

The Oscars

A Star is Born – Ryan Norman  ‘Are you happy in this modern world?’ asks Bradley Cooper in Shallow, the lead track from A Star Is Born. Despite this being the film’s fourth iteration, Cooper’s directorial execution gives it the contemporary impact it needed. The film tackles mental illness, transgender representation, modern celebrity culture and…

Film

#20MovieChallenge: exploring the impact of films online

Recently, a trend has been circulating twitter called the #20MovieChallenge. The idea is for users to post an image or gif, once a day for twenty days, of a film that has impacted them in some way. For me, this process was a distillation of film as a cultural institution in 2018: it made the…

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Black History Month

Wandsworth Council’s renaming of Black History Month, a tradition that’s over 30 years old, to Diversity Month has unsurprisingly prompted no shortage of responses, many of which were less than positive. It’s odd it’s happening now, four years after the change actually took place. However, the move did raise some interesting questions about the event…

Black History Month Special

A brief history of black progression

From the mid 17th century, black slaves were being sold, auctioned and inventoried by slave masters until 1833, when the British government passed an act in parliament abolishing the slave trade. It had taken the hard work of numerous people, both black and white, working together to abolish slavery. They included the likes of Olaudah…

Black History Month Special

Reggae, Windrush, and Black History Month

I’m Ryan Jordan – your Ethnic Minorities Officer. The theme for this year’s Black History Month is the 70th anniversary of Windrush: a notable period in history in which the ship MV Empire Windrush carried several hundred individuals from Caribbean countries to the UK. Its first voyage took place in 1948, however it’s not only…

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